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### A sweet illusion

See how passing shoppers are tricked by an illusion involving light and curved mirrors. Find out how curved reflectors focus light energy to a central point.

### Spin out with this optical illusion

Ever noticed that wheels on a vehicle travelling forward appear to be going backwards? It's an optical illusion. In this clip we demonstrate how the illusion works through television. Also find out how our brain detects motion and leads us to create this optical illusion.

### Shape maker: blocker

Transform 2D shapes to make a stack of 3D objects. For example, spin a triangle on its central axis to form a cone or extrude it to form a triangular prism. Choose a shape and imagine it being spun around an axis or extruded. Predict which 3D block your 2D shape will make. Picture other transformations in your head and ...

### Shape maker: replicator

Transform 2D shapes to make 3D objects. Match part of a complex object. Start with a shape such as a crescent, T-shape or pentagon. For example, spin a cross shape around its central axis to form a wheel-like block or extrude it to form a prism. Choose a shape and imagine it being spun around an axis or extruded. Picture ...

### Shape maker: simple objects

Transform 2D shapes to make a stack of 3D objects. Start with a circle, triangle, square or rectangle. For example, spin a circle on its central axis to form a sphere or extrude it to form a cylinder. Choose a shape and imagine it being spun around an axis or extruded. Picture which 3D block your 2D shape will make. This ...

### Shape maker: complex objects 1

Transform 2D shapes to make a stack of 3D objects. Start with a shape such as a crescent, semicircle, circle, triangle or rectangle. For example, spin a semicircle around its straight edge to form a sphere or extrude it to form a half cylinder. Choose a shape and imagine it being spun around an axis or extruded. Picture ...

### Shape maker: complex objects 2

Transform 2D shapes to make a stack of 3D objects. Start with a shape such as a crescent, T-shape or pentagon. For example, spin a cross shape around its central axis to form a wheel-like block or extrude it to form a prism. Choose a shape and imagine it being spun around an axis or extruded. Picture which 3D block your ...

### Filling glasses: find the right graph

Look closely at some line graphs. Examine the relationship between the shape of a glass and the time taken to fill it with juice. Notice that the fluid level rises more quickly in a narrow glass than in a wide glass. Choose both sections of a line graph representing the filling rate for a glass shape. This learning object ...

### Sonic space: city

Create a soundscape from noises in a city. Explore sounds such as engine noises and sirens. Think about the images and atmosphere suggested by these sounds. Arrange the sounds to make a soundscape. Experiment with order, volume, pauses and repetition. Describe possible uses of your soundscape. This learning object is one ...

### Shape maker: stacker

Transform 2D shapes to make a stack of 3D objects. For example, spin a circle around a lateral axis to form a doughnut-shaped solid or extrude it to form a cylinder. Choose a shape and imagine it being spun around an axis or extruded. Predict which 3D block your 2D shape will make. Picture other transformations in your ...

### Sonic time: our world

Make a soundtrack for a slide show on wildlife, sailing or traffic. Choose noises for a soundscape to suit the atmosphere of the images. Experiment with order, volume, pace and repetition of the sounds. Plan how to combine the sounds with images for a live audiovisual performance. This learning object is one in a series ...

### Sonic space: micro

Create your own soundscape from noises in a microscopic view inside human skin. Explore sounds such as a heartbeat and blood flowing. Think about the images and atmosphere suggested by these sounds. Arrange the sounds to make a soundscape. Experiment with order, volume, pauses and repetition. Describe possible uses of your ...

### Sonic space: remote region

Create your own soundscape from noises around a remote roadhouse. Explore sounds such as a road train idling and an eagle calling. Think about the images and atmosphere suggested by these sounds. Arrange the sounds to make a soundscape. Experiment with order, volume, pauses and repetition. Describe possible uses of your ...

### Sonic space: future mall

Create your own soundscape from noises in a futuristic shopping mall. Explore sounds such as synthesised voices and electronic music. Think about the images and atmosphere suggested by these sounds. Arrange the sounds to make a soundscape. Experiment with order, volume, pauses and repetition. Describe possible uses of your ...

### Sonic space: travel

Create your own soundscape from noises in a view from space of Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Explore sounds such as a satellite transmission, gamelan playing and Chinese voices talking. Think about the images and atmosphere suggested by these sounds. Arrange the sounds to make a soundscape. Experiment with order, volume, ...

### Sonic space: home

Create your own soundscape from noises around a family home. Explore sounds such as voices talking and the hum of a washing machine. Think about the images and atmosphere suggested by these sounds. Arrange the sounds to make a soundscape. Experiment with order, volume, pauses and repetition. Describe possible uses of your ...

### Sonic time: fun time

Make a soundtrack for a slide show on seasons, snowboarding or gears. Choose noises for a soundscape to suit the atmosphere of the images. Experiment with order, volume, pace and repetition of the sounds. Plan how to combine the sounds with images for a live audiovisual performance. This learning object is one in a series ...

### Filling glasses: match: assessment

Test your understanding of the relationship between the shape of a glass and the level of liquid in the glass as it fills. Show your understanding of this relationship by matching glass shapes to line graphs that represent the filling rates. For example, match a parallel-sided tall glass to a straight line graph. View and ...

### Filling glasses: create: assessment

Test your understanding of the relationship between the shape of a glass and the level of liquid in the glass as it fills. Show your understanding by creating irregular-shaped glass containers to match line graphs that represent the filling rates. For example, create a composite shape container to match a graph consisting ...

### 'The time I leapt into the sky ...' by Wanyima Wighton

'The time I leapt into the sky ...' by Wanyima Wighton is a short fiction in which the narrator describes taking flight interposed with memories of childhood - the adventures, games and imaginings. The piece is on a single page in two columns.